Chuks Okocha in Abuja
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has adjourned for hearing and possibly ruling on the appeal filed by the suspended national chairman of the PDP till Thursday.
At the resumed hearing Tuesday, PDP lawyers asked for time to respond to the appeal, but the Court of Appeal judges refused to grant their request, stating that the suit is time bound in view of the national convention holding on Saturday.
After much pleading, the
appeal court gave PDP lawyers 24 hours to file their responses. The Court of Appeal has since adjourned till Thursday.
On August 23, some interested members of the party instituted a suit marked PHC/2183/CS/2021 at the High Court of Rivers State, Port Harcourt Judicial Division, with Secondus and the PDP as defendants.
On September 10, 2021, the court delivered its judgment and restrained Secondus from performing the functions of the national chairman of the PDP.
The suspended chairman subsequently filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal, seeking an order restraining the PDP, its officers and representatives from holding or conducting the national convention scheduled for October 30 and 31, or any other date pending the hearing and final determination of the appeal.
However, the PDP has continued to insist that its convention will hold as scheduled.